This morning I woke up with a smile on my face:
My house is a mess, there are toys and coloring pages thrown everywhere:
There are dishes in the sink and overflowing garbage:
Evidence that there was laughter and friendship abounding in these walls last night. Chili and football. Screaming kids, sarcastic men, hilarious stories.
There was getting to know you, and remember whens.
I am so grateful for my good and ever growing community.
“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.”